The Twilight of Columbus

A statue of Columbus with the head removed on the coast of Boston Harbor.
The beheaded statue of Christopher Columbus on Boston’s waterfront. (Digital illustration based on an AP photo)
A digital interpretation of “Columbus in Chains,” Lorenzo Delleani, 1865. (Museo Civico, Turin)
Silent Era film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (third and second from right) salute fascist-style for the cameras during a press junket. (m.dagospia.com)
A 1933 front page of the Chicago Tribune declaring fascist Italo Balbo’s arrival with his photo in the center.
The Chicago Tribune announces Italian Fascism’s second-in-command’s coming like the arrival of a hero.
A photo of Miracle Boyd, a 18-year-old girl who was hit by a police officer, pointing to her broken teeth.
Miracle Boyd displays her injury to a reporter. (Digital interpretation of a photo by Good Kids Mad City)
Indigenous people being mutilated by Europeans with knives. A man has a hatchet and is holding a woman’s arm to cut it.
A digital interpretation of a print representing the 1782 Gnadenhutten Massacre in which 90 or more peaceful Indigenous people from the Delaware area were mutilated and then massacred by militiamen. Historical Collections of the Great West, 1855.
Screenshot of a social media post calling the author an enemy of Italian Americans & offering his home & work address & cell#
A Facebook post offering my personal information and calling me an enemy of Italian Americans.
Columbus being removed from Columbus, Ohio. (Digital illustration based on a photo for the Columbus Dispatch)

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is a journalist, writing coach, and communications strategist living and working in Chicago. Founder of the Italian American Heritage Society of Chicago.

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Gabriel Piemonte

Gabriel Piemonte

is a journalist, writing coach, and communications strategist living and working in Chicago. Founder of the Italian American Heritage Society of Chicago.

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